Germany - Pay hike at Tesla - October 31, 2017

The US e-car pioneer has agreed to an improved salary structure and job guarantee until 2022 for the workers at Tesla Grohmann Automation. The engineering firm that was acquired by Tesla in 2016 supplies Tesla with critical components to Model 3 production including battery assembly lines for electric cars. Trade union IG Metall had planned to go on strike at a critical time when the California-based electric carmaker was scheduled to begin first production of the Model 3. Tesla quickly responded to the instability within the company by offering incentive packages to workers that can roughly lead to a 30% increase from current levels. The new remuneration structure, retroactively effective from 1 October, guarantees staff ‘a fair and competitive salary’ and includes a pay raise for apprenticeships.

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